AHHH ok.... So will I need a chip or tuner to put these codes on or can a dyno shop burn this info into my computer? Prolly need a chip huh?
What if I just ran preloaded codes and the Bama Tunes prolly not as good but would it be ok?
OK, I think some terminology will help: A tuner
is the person who actually makes the computer codes - called tunes
. A handheld
or programmer is a device that can load the tunes into your car's computer. Most often they can also read/clear CEL (check engine light) or MIL (malfunction indicator light) errors, and some can even datalog info from your car. A chip
is a very basic computer chip with just the tune(s) on it.
A dyno shop is run by a tuner (physical being) who will use a computer (actual desktop computer)/ data logger and the dyno to read your car and fine-tune the computer tune. Then they will connect the computer to your car's computer (ECU) and download the tune. They could also use a handheld for this step. You could also bring in your own handheld to use, but they either have to know its programming language or have compatible software on their desktop computer. Visiting a dyno shop is often a final step once the whole engine is complete.
The handheld is a little more versatile, and ordering one from AM is a great idea! The BAMA tuners are very knowledgeable guys, and as long as you give them all the right info, they will make a great tune for you. It will be very powerful and 100%. Will they get every last ounce of power out of your combo? No, 'cause they can't physically have your car. But they will get pretty darn close.
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